Global life sciences and healthcare software company, Seedata, has more than doubled its workforce at Exeter Science Park and is moving into bigger office space on the site.
Since moving into the Science Park Centre in 2016, Seedata has seen significant growth and the team has now moved across the road into the new ‘Lamarr’ Grow-on Building. It is aiming to double its staff numbers again at Exeter Science Park within the next two years, whilst opening new offices in the USA and Australia.
Founded in 2010, Seedata began its life designing and developing bespoke software solutions for a range of companies from University of Exeter’s Innovation Centre, before developing its own software product, Life QI.
The only product available of its kind, Life QI enables improvement in healthcare environments. Organisations use Life QI to run projects that deliver improvements in patient outcomes, increases in productivity and reduction in costs.
Healthcare professionals can accurately design, implement and measure changes to determine if they are making sustainable improvements to processes and patient treatment. The software is currently used by hospitals and healthcare institutions in 33 different countries, including the USA, New Zealand, Australia and Brazil, as well across Europe and in the UK.
John James, Managing Director at Seedata, said:
We’ve experienced steady growth over the past nine years as the company found its feet, but now we’re looking to accelerate this and expand into offices across the globe. Life QI is tried and tested in hospitals and institutions worldwide, so we’re in a good position now to do this.
Exeter Science Park is the ideal base for us, with great transport links for when we visit customers worldwide and there is a fantastic community of like-minded businesses here, which helps to inspire growth and encourage collaboration.
The company has worked hard to establish strong connections with the healthcare improvement community worldwide and build trust in their product. They have seen fantastic adoption of the system and have countless success stories.
Dr Sally Basker, CEO of Exeter Science Park, said:
We’re thrilled that Seedata has decided to stay here for its next phase of growth. Our mission is to nurture innovative science, technology, engineering, maths and medical businesses to help them deliver extraordinary growth. Seedata’s growth journey is a perfect example of this.
The Exeter Science Park Grow-on Buildings are partly funded by £4.5 million from the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership’s (HotSW LEP) Growth Deal Funding.
Steve Hindley CBE DL, Chair of the HotSW LEP, said:
Exeter Science Park is at the heart of a growing cluster of innovative businesses who are relocating here. It’s a key site in the Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone, which is part of the wider Heart of the South West Enterprise Zone package, which provides prime sites for businesses in the area’s most valuable sectors.
The LEP is proud to have supported the development of Exeter Science Park through a variety of funding streams over the eight years since we were set up to generate growth and productivity. It’s an excellent example of partnership working between district and county councils, the LEP, Government and the private sector, and these new Grow-on Buildings were partly funded by £4.4m from our Growth Deal. I wish Seedata every success in the future of their business at Exeter Science Park.
Minister for Local Growth, Jake Berry, said:
The Government is committed to boosting economic growth across the whole of the UK and building a Britain fit for the future.
This £4.5m Local Growth Fund investment in Exeter Science Park will support businesses to develop and put the city at the forefront of the UK’s world-leading science and tech sectors. I’m pleased to see this new development attracting a wide range of innovative companies which will create high-value jobs for local people and grow the local economy.